Creative Commons – Level 3

Each “thing” is made up of 3 sections:

Level 1: “getting started / Level 2: “make it real (and useful)” / Level 3: “masterclass”

Level 3: “masterclass”

This “thing” is relevant to the following theme:
Research 2.0 / Make Your Own / Open Access & Repositories / Create, Manage & Share files / E-books & e-readers / Presentation 2.0

Check who is using CC licenses and how it works.

  • Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s text content, in a nutshell, can be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license (CC-BY-SA); unless otherwise indicated, it can also be used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. The global terms of use dictate the ways content from Wikimedia sites can be properly attributed when used under the CC-BY-SA license. The GFDL imposes different requirements, which are dictated in the text of the license. The English text of these licenses is the only legally binding document; what  follows is our interpretation of how material may be reused under them.
Read more on:

  • Open Access publishers:

BioMed Central Open Access brief summary of the license agreement

Anyone is free:

  • to copy, distribute, and display the work;
  • to make derivative works;
  • to make commercial use of the work;

Under the following conditions: Attribution

  • the original author must be given credit;
  • for any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are;
  • any of these conditions can be waived if the authors gives permission.

Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.
BioMed Central Open Access license agreement is identical to the ‘Creative Commons Attribution License’ []

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) to works they publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. []

Example of a book published on CC license:
Wöhlke Sabine, Wiesemann Claudia, Schicktanz Silke: Teaching Ethics in Organ Transplantation and Tissue Donation : Cases and Movies ISBN: 9783941875401
Please check the third page of the book:

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